I am super impatient! I was actually thinking of posting a rant about this. I sent 6 coins in to NGC
in 3 submissions. One coin each in Modern and Early Bird and 4 coins in economy. I requested that all the coins be shipped back together in order to save on shipping.
I have been incessantly checking the website for any change in status. I was super excited to see my modern and early bird move into the status they call "Grading / Quality Control". I watched for days after, and no change. I eventually called them and found out that even though my coins were already graded and slabbed, they will not release the grades until the shipping. That will not be until the slowest of all the submissions (in this case - economy) is completed and ready to be shipped.
I was terribly frustrated by that. I am not a good "what if"er, but I wonder if I would have been willing to pay the separate shipping fees to have the faster tiers ship upon completion and not have to wait.
Now, after 6 weeks, all of my coins are in "Grading / Quality Control" status, and still 2 days have gone by without any change beyond that. Another phone call yesterday and they told me that everything is done, and they don't see any reason why they haven't shipped yet.
I guess what I am trying to say is, I'm trying to be patient, but it is clearly not working out. I hope to be able to jubilantly post the grades sometime soon.